Facts and Statistics About Domestic Violence in Maryland
MNADV tracks domestic violence-related deaths in Maryland each year. From 1987 through 2010, over 1,500 men, women, and children in Maryland have died as a result of domestic violence. Last year, from July 2009 through June 2010, was the lowest year recorded, at 38 people who died. For more information about domestic violence-related deaths in Maryland, visit our page on Deaths in Maryland.
MNADV has also developed several fact sheets about domestic violence in Maryland, which can be downloaded as PDFs:
- About the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence and Services in Maryland
- Domestic Violence Shelters in Maryland
- Funding in Maryland
Peace and Protective Order Statistics from the Maryland Judiciary
The Maryland Judiciary periodically publishes information about peace and protective orders issued in Maryland. Here are the statistics most recently reported. While most protective orders are issued through District Court, Circuit Court also issues protective orders. Peace orders are only issued in District Court. To view the entire report, you can download the large PDF file from the Maryland Judiciary here.
- 2011 Annual Statistical Abstract: Peace and Protective Order Statistics
Maryland VINE Protective Orders
Domestic Violence-Related Crimes in Maryland
The latest domestic violence statistics reported by the Maryland State Police is Crime in Maryland: 2011 Uniform Crime Report (UCR). This lengthy report contains a section on domestic violence, which we have extracted here for your convenience. Please keep in mind that these crimes are only the ones that were reported to police, and that many victims do not report crimes to the police. The numbers reported only include crimes reported by current or former spouses or cohabitating partners and do not include crimes reported by dating partners who do not live together.
The entire report of all reported Maryland crimes is available as a PDF here. Caution: this is an extremely large file.
Domestic Violence Services Provided
Each year, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) spearheads a national Domestic Violence Census, where local domestic violence programs across the nation participate in a one day snapshot of services they provide to domestic violence victims. The latest report for Maryland is available as a PDF here.